On Monday 16th June Duchamp presented its Spring Summer 2015 collection as part of London Collections: Men. Celebrating 25 years in 2014, Duchamp embarks on a new approach and aesthetic for its menswear.
A new chapter in Duchamp’s story sees the British brand’s menswear designer, Gianni Colarossi, newly appointed as Creative Director. Taking the concept of the modern British gentleman and his journey through a summer season, Colarossi focuses the collection on three distinct stories: Elegant English Gentry, Contemporary Riviera and Summer Eveningwear. Presented as a whole, a diverse mix of summer tailoring is shown to be the strength of the brand with bold English, Scottish and Italian fabrics highlighting Colarossi’s heritage and experience in both British and Italian menswear design.
Elegant English Gentry
Elegant English Gentry imagines a contemporary business look with a nod to eccentric summer styling. Single breasted peak lapel suits in Italian lightweight wool appear in muted tones of blue and grey, each accentuated with ties and pocket squares made in Suffolk, England in rich yellows and electric blue.
Considering high summer relaxed dressing, the Contemporary Riviera capsule presents unstructured seersucker notch lapel blazers and double breasted jackets in slick twill and panama cottons. Combined with the slim silhouette of a linen trouser in fresh pastel shades and kaleidoscopic paisley scarves, an immaculate outfit for any outdoor social engagement is complete.
Encapsulating the Duchamp expertise in fabric innovation, Summer Eveningwear includes exclusively printed silk shirts and jackets in paisleys and diamond spots. Lightweight velvets join pure woven and printed 50-ounce silks for jackets that are at once super slick and effortlessly cool.
Duchamp traces its origins to a chance discovery by its founder of a cache of 10,000 vintage cufflinks on a trip to a Paris flea market, inspiring him to create his own luxury men’s accessories in his native London. Further inspiration came from a book on Dadaism and the new company created was named after the French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp. The heritage of the brand today inspires a modern take on artistic inspired accessories made in the UK, complementing a contemporary range of shirting and tailoring using prints and fabrications each exclusively designed in-house.